Rich Fork Workday Saturday

Rich Fork workday #1

Please come out for this important workday for the new Rich Fork trail!

WHAT: BUILDING SWEET NEW SINGLE TRACK. WE HAVE A LOT OF TRAIL ROUGHED IN AND NEED A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP DO FINISHING WORK. BRING A FRIEND!

Register now! Click here!

Where:

407 West Parris Avenue
High Point, North Carolina 27262

At the end of the street you will see a gravel driveway with a “No Trespassing” sign. (The Preserve is not yet open to the public, only for our workdays. Go in the drive and take the fork to the left. The parking area is at the top of the hill.

All attendee’s will need to sign waiver before working and to qualify for future prize drawing.

When: Workday starts at 8:30 AM. Can’t make it in the morning come out any time during the day to help.
Lunch: Will be provided for all registered participants.
Requirements:
Good physical health
Recommended:
Work or hiking boots (sturdy shoes required).
Work gloves
Long pants
Please bring water and a snack.

FAQ’s:
What tools do I need to bring?
You can bring loppers, garden or leaf rake, rogue hoe, or long handled shovel if you have one. We will also have tools available for all registered volunteers.

I can only stay two hours is that okay?
Sure!

I can’t make this workday, when is the next day scheduled?
March 3.

2018 Annual Meeting

Piedmont Fat Tire Society

Annual Member Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6-9pm

Where: Loft above W on Elm 324 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

Come join us for the Piedmont Fat Tire Society Annual Member Meeting!

The meeting will be held at the Loft above the W on Elm in downtown Greensboro. Doors open at 6:00 and the meeting will go from 7:00pm until approximately 9:00pm. Refreshments are available in the Loft area and food can be purchased from the restaurant downstairs.

We will be discussing the previous year’s accomplishments, plans for the coming year, and of course awarding one or two Golden Gnomes!

There will be great socializing and raffle prizes so be sure to come out and bring a friend.

Alright Fat Tire family. Thanks to the generosity and partnership with our wonderful local bike shops, we are giving away one $100 and two $50 gift cards at our annual meeting. You need to be a current member by 2/4/2018. There is considerably more to give away, this is a portion that only PFTS members qualify for. JOIN NOW, there is still time!

As always the best way to show your support for mountain biking in the Piedmont is to become a member! So please join today!

Kingfisher Big Dig 4

Kingfisher Trail Workday

Saturday January 13, 2018

Kingfisher Big Dig 4 Trail Building – Register now!

Weather is looking promising for the first workday of 2018!

We have 1/4 mile of trail to build to connect the existing Kingfisher trail to the mile of new trail that we’ve been building over the last several workdays. We need a large turnout to complete the job. Bring a friend!

Lets have a huge turnout and get this completed!

There is no on site parking. We’ll be shuttling to/from the work site. Click the registration link for more info.

 Register now! 

Rescheduled – Kingfisher Big Dig workday

Kingfisher Trail Workday

Saturday December 16, 2017

Kingfisher Big Dig 3 Trail Building – Register now!

Weather is looking great for this Saturday for the final workday of 2017!

Lets have a huge turnout and see how much we can complete!

There is no on site parking. We’ll be shuttling to/from the work site. Click the registration link for more info.

We have 1/2 mile of trail to build to connect the existing Kingfisher trail to the 3/4 mile of new trail that we’ve been building over the last several workdays. We need a large turnout to complete the job. Bring a friend!

 Register now! 

KF Workday CANCELED

Workday CANCELED!

Kingfisher Trail Workday

Saturday December 9, 2017

Unfortunately, the weather keeps getting worse.

Workday is CANCELED.

Watch for a new date soon.

Kingfisher Big Dig

Kingfisher Trail Workday

Saturday December 9, 2017

Kingfisher Big Dig 3 Trail Building – Register now!

There is no on site parking. We’ll be shuttling to/from the work site. Click the registration link for more info.

We have 1/2 mile of trail to build to connect the existing Kingfisher trail to the 3/4 mile of new trail that we’ve been building over the last several workdays. We need a large turnout to complete the job. Bring a friend!

This will be the last workday of 2017, let’s make it the biggest and best of the year!

This is the workday everybody has been waiting for! Register now! 

 

Kingfisher workday 12/9/2017

Kingfisher Trail Workday

Saturday December 9, 2017

Mark your calendars!

Thank You to all that came out for the Nov. 18 workday, we worked through another 1/4 mile of new trail!

We are working out the details of our next workday scheduled for Saturday December 9, 2017. Watch this space for details and plan to come out and work. This will be the last workday of 2017 and we are hoping to make it the biggest and best of the year!

Burn The Turkey – 2017

2017 Burn the Turkey group ride and potluck.

Meet at Burmill park on Saturday, November 25 starting at 9:30.

We’ll be meeting at the shelter by the swimming pool. Look for the Fat Tire Society pop-up tent. There will be chili and drinks and probably other stuff too. If you want to bring something that would be great!

We will have riding groups for all skill levels and will regroup at the shelter after the ride for a potluck social.

Don’t forget, we are collecting canned food goods as well as cash for the Second Harvest food bank. Here is a list of most needed items.

 

Hanging Rock State Park – Master Plan

The survey ended 10/1/2017. Saving post for reference.

We need your help TODAY!  The third and final phase of plan development for the Moores Springs Trails is taking place.  We want YOU to participate in the on-line survey that consultants have provided to give input for Hanging Rock State Park.
The Phase 2 survey reflected 60% of people supported emphasis on bike trails and camping opportunities.  Only 8% surveyed saw the need for hiking only trails.   Survey user feedback appears to not be represented in developing the most recent plan. The Phase 3 draft version of the plan is still lacking adequate bike trail mileage.
The Phase 3 plan reflects a major expansion of hiking only trails instead of increasing needed bike trail mileage.  We would recommend the cycling community to not support the plan as it is presented for question number 1 on the survey.
Key feedback points to consider to include in your survey on what an improved cycling plan should contain are:
 
1.     The recommendations of this plan do not reflect that currently Hanging Rock State Park has over 20 miles of hiking trail, and only 8 miles of bike trail (which hikers can walk on too).   The plan needs to be more bike centric to meet the overall demand the survey reflects.

2.    More bike trail mileage is needed to make this park a destination location like Lake Norman State Park. The MST area focus should be to increase total  bike trail mileage in this park.  We would like to see at least 20 miles of bike trails at the park.
 
3.     All trails south and east of Vade Mecum Creek should be biking trails.   There should be no “hiking only trails” between the creek and the existing bike trail network.   Horses and hikers should be on the trails west and north of the creek.  
 
4.   The mountain bike community (which built all of the existing bike trails) has a long term vision of a bike centric camping area at the Moores Spring campground.   This campground should be a biking and floating/boat only campground!  There should not be any “hiking only trails” in this area.   

5.    The proposed plan is great for the hotel and a hostel on Mecum Central.  However, the plan should save the existing pool so people have a place to go swimming with family without having to drive to the main park’s swimming lake.
    

J.A. King (and Queen) of the Watershed

Mark your calendars! Saturday October 14, 2017, the 1st Annual J.A. King (and Queen) of the Watershed is here. It’s the first race of its kind in the Triad. Everyone from juniors to experts are welcome at this event.

This race will consist of 5 stages using the following trails: Blue Heron, Reedy Fork, Wild Turkey, Country Park, Owls Roost & Shady Side and Big Loop & Little Loop. The race loops will be timed and the sections leading to each trail will not be timed. Don’t want to race all the segments? No problem. When you’re done then head on back to John’s house for food and fun.

The event will begin at the Blue Heron Trailhead parking lot off Yanceyville Rd. Shuttles will take riders and their bikes to the trailhead from John’s house. There will be prizes for each segment as well as prizes for overall results. There will be a big party afterwards with food, beer and music. This event will be used as a fundraiser for the Piedmont Fat Tire Society. Come on out and have a great time.

Registration is open at https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=111045

 

Warrior Creek camping trip

Come join us for a long weekend of camping and mountain biking at the Warrior Creek Group Site A on the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. Campers can arrive as early as 4:00pm on Thursday, October 5th and stay until Sunday October 8th.

Group Site A is a fantastic private campsite with our own toilets, fire pit, pavilion, limited electrical outlets, tent pads, and access to showers. Best part is the campsite is directly adjacent to the Warrior Creek mountain bike trail. RIDE IN RIDE OUT!!
Warrior Creek Group Site A on the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir
The club will plan multiple group ride options for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and expects to ride Warrior Creek, OVT, and the nearby Rocky Knob Bike Park.

If you are not interested in camping you are welcome to come join us for the daily group rides. Just follow our Facebook page for updates on start times.

If you wish to camp with the group you must register here. Reservations are limited to 35 for camping and the individual tent sites at Group Site A will be first come first serve. Cost for camping for the whole weekend will be $15 per person for members and $30 per person for non-members. Please make sure your membership is in good standing!

The club will not provide meals on this trip; however we encourage you to find a group to coordinate meals with. Feel free to use the Facebook page to organize a meal group or a carpool.

Most importantly we want everyone to have fun, make some new friends, be safe, and to be courteous to the other trail users and campers.

If you have any questions please reach out to Mark Aderholdt … treasurer@piedmontfattire.org

Link to registration...

 

Fat Tire Social 9/14/17

Come join us for the next Fat Tire Social at Revolution Cycles!

Thursday, September 14, 2017,  7:00 pm

Revolution Cycles

1907 Spring Spring Garden St.

Greensboro, NC 27403

The previous ones have been a blast so don’t miss this one.

Given the more private setting we do plan to give a brief update on the current happenings and future plans for the Piedmont Fat Tire Society. If you’re looking to get more involved this will be an excellent opportunity to come meet some of the board and other active members .

Special thanks to Watts and Revolution Cycles for keeping the shop open to sell us beer!